The Associated Press reported, "AP-NORC poll: GOP more fired up for 2020, Democrats anxious."
The poll asked voters about the election. 43% of Republicans and 33% of Democrats are excited.
46% of Republicans and 66% of Democrats are anxious.
The story said, "A party usually wants its voters excited rather than anxious, said George Marcus, a political scientist at Williams College ...
Why might this poll be true?
First, the impeachment is backfiring. Democrats presented a case that was full of vitriol but devoid of evidence. President Trump's retort -- "read the transcript" -- cannot be overcome by name-calling.
Democrats look disorganized. They say they have the evidence to lock him up. Jerry Nadler said the House case was "proven beyond any doubt at all." But then they say we need more witnesses and testimony. If you cannot run an impeachment, how can you run a government?
Second, the economy does well. Unemployment is at a 50-year low. The GDP grew 2.3% last year -- well above the 1.5% growth Obama averaged.
UPDATE: If you want to see more about why impeachment excites GOPers rather than making them anxious, look no further than Monica Showalter's morning piece--Dems' case for witnesses in Senate impeachment trial collapsing fast...and it gets worse:
For Democrats, the case for calling new witnesses at the Senate impeachment trial seems to be deflating like a bad soufflé.
... even the New York Times and Reuters are reporting that the Democrats' quest for witnesses is falling apart fast.
Meanwhile, The Hill reports that Republicans are ebullient:
It gets worse, way worse, with news that President Trump's inevitable acquittal, as soon as Friday if the witness hurdle is busted, is next up likely to lead to a bipartisan acquittal.
It's now Democrats feeling the heat, not Republicans (except perhaps for Mitt Romney, who's feeling heat, too, reviled on the right for his egotistic call to want witnesses alongside the Democrats — amid inauspicious polls emerging from his home state of Utah).
The Democrats are feeling it, too. It's not just the call to witnesses that's falling apart; there seems to be a dam breaking upstream that might just mean complete exoneration and vindication of President Trump. Not only would they not be able to oust President Trump, but they wouldn't even be able to weaken him. And that which doesn't kill him is going to make him stronger. There's the old saying about "if you strike the king" that they're going to learn about firsthand from voters. What's going to be left is a humiliating defeat for rage-filled Democrats. And it could hit them like a freight train as soon as Friday.